Maryland guard arrives in stolen vehicle to take custody of teens arrested for auto theft, police say
Maryland police say the guardian of four teenagers arrested for auto theft last week arrived to pick them up from a stolen vehicle.
The Charles County Police Department said officers patrolling Waldorf, Md., around 1 p.m. May 16 saw two Hyundai vehicles in front of a business. A computer check revealed that they had been reported stolen.
When officers attempted to carry out a traffic stop, the drivers of both vehicles fled.
At the same time, a dispatcher received a 911 call about a group of suspects who entered a business and stole goods before fleeing in two vehicles that matched the cars officers were trying to stop.
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The suspects exited the vehicles at a park and ride and attempted to hide, although officers were eventually able to apprehend them without further incident.
In both vehicles, police arrested Deshaun Deamonte Whitaker, 18, and Vincent Lee Alston, 21, both of Washington, D.C., who were both charged with theft, unauthorized use of a vehicle at engine and flight and wandering.
Whitaker was released on $2,000 bond and Alston was held without bail at the Charles County Detention Center.
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Four minors were also arrested and charged with theft and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
Police said a female guardian was about to pick up the four minors, but the female guardian and two other women arrived in what appeared to be another stolen vehicle, which drove off after the three women were dropped off at the station. from police.
Officers located the vehicle on a nearby street, which reportedly had a broken rear window and damaged steering column. When the officer ordered everyone out of the vehicle, the driver fled, nearly hitting one of the officers.
All occupants exited the vehicle after the driver drove a short distance, and the vehicle was determined to have been stolen from another jurisdiction.
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Anthony Matthew Stewart, 19, of Washington, DC, was driving the vehicle and was arrested after a brief foot chase. He was charged with first and second degree assault, unauthorized use of a vehicle and providing a false name to police. Stewart also reportedly had active warrants for his arrest.
In the vehicle were also three minors who were apprehended. One of the minors, a 16-year-old boy, had active arrest warrants and a 13-year-old girl was reported missing in another county. The three minors were charged with theft and unauthorized use of a vehicle.
The three women who picked up the four miners earlier in the day – Carlisa Monnae Blackeney, 18, of Washington, DC, and Mahkiyh McQuinn-Woodly, 18, of Hagerstown, Maryland – have been charged with theft, use unauthorized motor vehicle, supplying a false name, and rogue and vagabond.
Blakeney and McQuinn-Woodly were released on $2,000 bond, while Stewart was held on $25,000 bond.
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Police said the occupants of the three vehicles knew each other.